Sleepy Hollow Q&A: Katia Winter On Ichabod & Katrina's Love Story
Katia Winter from 'Sleepy Hollow' -- Getty Images
It's a tranq dart in the neck that temporarily alleviates Ichabod Crane from his freedom and places him in harm's way as "Sleepy Hollow" returns to Fox on Monday night.
But while we'll see the former Revolutionary War soldier, played by Brit Tom Mison, in peril, the episode will also begin to pull back the petticoats on the love story between Ichabod and his wife, Katrina.
Actress Katia Winter, who plays the purgatory-held Katrina on the Fox series, is looking forward to fans finally getting to see that story unfurl on televisions screens. And, in a new interview with AccessHollywood.com , the Swedish stunner addressed the twists to come, her gorgeous costumes, and why she's totally Team Katrina.
AccessHollywood.com: Has it been heartwarming to see the reaction from people who balked when they heard a couple weeks back that the show was going to be off the air a couple of weeks (due to baseball)?
Katia Winter: Yeah, it has. It was exciting that they're so excited for it to come back. ... There's always a worry, that you think, 'Oh, they're gonna lose interest,' because it's a two-week break, but it's actually created the opposite effect. It's really, really nice actually.
Access: This Monday looks to be a big episode for Katrina. From what I understand, we're going to get to see the beginnings of Ichabod and Katrina's love story. Is that right?
Katia: Finally (laughs)! Yeah, we're gonna go back to the beginning and we're gonna get to know more about when they met and what they were like before the present day and you're gonna get to know Katrina more. ... I've been waiting for fans to get to know Katrina more. I knew it was gonna be a slow start for me because obviously I am in purgatory and they have to set up Sleepy Hollow and all of that other stuff, but it's just been so nice to finally kind of dig my teeth into Katrina. I'm excited for it to finally come out.
Access: What can you tell me about the young Katrina from days of yore?
Katia: (Laughs) Well, she is an incredibly strong character, and this is what I liked about [her] when I spoke to Bob [Orci] and Alex [Kurtzman, two of the show's creators]... And actually, all of the female characters in 'Sleepy Hollow' are very independent and they're not defined by a man as such. ... You're gonna get a glimpse of it in Episode 5, but also in Episode 7 or 8, that's when you really, really you go to the depths of her character and really see how strong she is. Very independent. She's obviously Ichabod Crane's wife, but there's so much more to that, than just that.
Access: We got to see an Ichabod/Katrina kiss in the last episode. What was the reaction like from fans? It seemed a lot of hearts melted, and then, there were a few bits of jealousy out there (laughs).
Katia: (Laughs) Yeah... There was a lot of women [who were like], 'Do you realize how lucky you are?' I was like, 'Yeah, well, for Katrina maybe.' But, it's so awkward to shoot those scenes and Tom and I are friends, so it makes it even more awkward, you know? You just sort of get it done with and you don't think about it. ... They look really romantic on-screen, but it's really not.